Another email from Nial Moores, re bird flu map (for nw China and nearby Russia) and quirky associated commentary at:
The commentary that comes with this Wendy contains yet more bizarre observations. Not only are the Bar-headed Geese said to be moving north after breeding (something which seems extraordinary, even more so as it takes them into areas where they have never been found before), but then they are also apparently moving both west and east from the source of outbreak ALONG the border ("Similarly, the western migration along the southern border of Russia and the northern border of Kazakhstan, signals H5N1 movement toward Europe in the fall, and points south in the winter.."). For them to follow the border, presumably these birds have migration routes that take them through selected passport check points before they can go south again? Additionally, the same Bar-headed Geese presumably, are now (it is suggested) going to continue their migration to Europe --- where incidentally they have never been recorded (apart from in bird collections and as an eg feral introduced population in Sweden). It feels increasingly like the dam that usually holds human sense in place is leaking like a sieve... Best wishes, Nial Birds Korea Note: forwarded message attached.
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